How to identify and prevent attacks on your chickens from foxes, coyotes, and domestic dogs in rural or urban areas.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Bobcats & Domestic Cats
How to tell if a bobcat or domestic cat has visited your backyard chicken flock, and how to prevent future attacks.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Skunks & Weasels
Skunks are generally more interested in eggs than chickens, but weasels can be devastating to a small flock.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Opossums & Raccoons
Opossums can be among the most annoying of chicken predators, while raccoons are among the most intelligent.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Hawks & Owls
Here are the predators that Kansans will be most likely to battle, along with signs to look for and tips for thwarting the intruder. This post covers hawks and owls.
One coop that has proven to be a great choice for a small flock on pasture is the Round-Top Backyard Coop from Roost & Root.
The Jersey Giant is largely used either as a striking exhibition bird or as a pet. It is also a fine dual-purpose chicken for the home flock.
Grazing Management by Species: Poultry
Poultry are not true grazing animals, but they will consume some grass in their diet. Furthermore, poultry play an important role in pasture ecology.
7 Livestock Guardian Animals
The most common livestock guardian is the dog. However, farmers have other animals to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Optimizing Your Land Use
Best results will follow from tailoring the farm layout to the farm conditions. So what are the optimal conditions for common aspects of a farm?